Storm has never been one of those dogs who swims for the sake of swimming.  She swims when she needs to retrieve.  Usually she will find a way to make the retrieve that requires the least amount of swimming and certainly no splashing.  But last weekend–Storm found her splash!

We were out training and set up some water singles.  Storm has not been in the water much this Spring and she was hesitant to jump right in.  She took the land most of the way to the mark.

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Storm Cheating On Land

Storm rarely has a giant water entry.  Mostly she wades into the water in the same way an alligator quietly enters the water in search of its prey.  Come to think of it, Storm sort of looks like an alligator when she swims…kind of low and stealthy.

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Storm Swimming To Retrieve A Duck

And when she is grabbing the duck!

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Storm Grabbing The Duck

But enough of alligators.

Storm got her bird and made her way back.  Notice she is taking the route that requires the least amount of swimming.

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Storm Heading Back With The Duck

It’s going to be like that is it Storm?

But then something happened.  As the day went on and the more Storm was in the water, the more Storm got her splash back.  All of a sudden she was leaping into the water.

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Storm Leaping Into The Water

The more water retrieves she made, the more she wanted to do.

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Storm Says More Retrieves Please

She was even making a big splash as she entered the water.

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Storm Makes A Big Splash

All of a sudden Storm was taking the long way through the water to make retrieves and having fun doing it.

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Storm Headed Out For Another Retrieve

Storm would have done a million more retrieves that day, but we did not want her to overdo it.  While it lasted, Storm had a blast finding her splash.

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Storm Had A Blast Finding Her Splash

7 thoughts on “Storm Finds Her Splash

  1. Great pictures! It looks like she really had a good time. I’m terrified of alligators, so I’d much rather see a Storm in the water 😉

  2. It sure looks like she finally figured out how much fun that could be! I love the alligator photos! 🙂

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